Onyx Boox Kant 2: a small Android e-reader

Author: Nicolas ᚚ

Onyx Boow Kant 2 e-reader

Onyx is an Asian company that regularly brings new e-readers to market. The year 2024 is already busy with different models announced, and it's the Onyx Boox Kant 2 that caught my eye.

Onyx is a company that markets a lot of e-readers. Some of the models on offer are only available for a very limited time, and are sometimes impossible to find.

But Onyx also innovates and tries to offer new things in digital reading.

The Onyx Boox Kant 2 is one of the most original e-readers on the market, with a smartphone-like design and a 6.13-inch diagonal e-ink screen with a 2:1 ratio (twice as high as it is wide).

The touchscreen is illuminated (with "Moon light 2" blue light filter) and has a resolution of 824 x 1648 pixels. The pixel density is high enough to display characters in excellent conditions.

The Onyx Boox Kant 2 e-reader is also waterproof (with as yet undisclosed IPX certification), and the operating system on offer is Android 11.

Clearly, Onyx has based its e-reader on a smartphone, omitting the color screen and mobile connection and telephony capabilities. Interestingly, however, this is a highly portable e-reader that can easily be slipped into a pocket or bag.

The presence of a touch screen and Android 11 will enable the use of a multitude of reading applications, which was the weak point of another highly portable e-reader: the Woxter Scriba reviewed on the site.

To complement the e-ink screen, this e-reader also has a speaker, so you can enjoy your audio books on it.

Unfortunately, we have no real information on the availability of this e-reader. What's more, as the name suggests, this is the second version of this model.

The first Onyx Boox Kant was marketed very confidentially, but this second version seems to indicate that Onyx has decided that it is a success. You should also note that Onyx has a similar e-reader named Onyx Boox Palma Mobile ePaper that you can already buy on amazon.

It is therefore likely that the Onyx Boox Kant 2 will be marketed more widely throughout the world, and why not in the USA too (a major markets for Onyx).

For those of you looking for a space-saving, affordable e-reader, I suggest you read our review of the Woxter Scriba, widely available worldwide.

If you want to buy a Onyx e-reader, you can check the prices on

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